All participants enrolled in any of the following programs will receive a variety of additional benefits and supports. Some of these include:
Free weekly walking groups
Support in accessing discounts to Arlington County Parks and Recreation gym memberships and orientations
Discounted memberships with Capital Bikeshare
Support in accessing discounts with Arlington Public Schools pools
Referral to and discounts with Virginia Hospital Center health promotion and education opportunities
Nutrition and Exercise for Wellness and Recovery (NEW-R):
NEW-R helps people living with mental illnesses and substance use disorders gain new knowledge and skills for healthier eating and physical activity. Participants examine their eating and exercise habits to identify what they’d most like to change, and set achievable goals each week to make these changes. NEW-R can help participants lose weight through nutritious meal planning, reduced portion sizes, and increased daily exercise. Peer support and intentionality are used to help participants on stay on-track.
Collaborative Wellness Consulting:
Formalized consulting for agency case managers and therapists who wish to support their clients in health and wellness-oriented goals, interventions, and community-based services.
Whole Health Action Management (WHAM):
10 week peer recovery specialist-led groups that support improved health and wellness for adults experiencing challenges with mental health and substance use, through the development of self-management skills.
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP):
8 week, peer recovery specialist-led groups for adults experiencing challenges with mental health and substance use, to support the development of personalized self-management and recovery through wellness tools and strategies.
Evidence based programming to support individuals in improving their health through decreased tobacco usage.
Provided in partnership with the Virginia Cooperative Extension, educational classes around healthy eating, grocery shopping, meal planning, and more!
InSHAPE® (Self Health Action Plan for Empowerment) is a comprehensive program to improve the health and longevity of people experiencing mental illness. InSHAPE is a health promotion program providing individual and group-based fitness, nutrition, and habit coaching to adults with serious mental illness.
Community Partners Needed!
Through these programs, clients have support in accessing and building sustainable relationships with an array of community resources, including the Department of Parks and Recreation facilities, several local grocery stores, Arlington Public Schools pools, Capital Bikeshare, Phoenix Bikes, Potomac River Running, Virginia Hospital Center, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and others. We are always looking for new community partners and creative ways to support our clients’ ongoing success in living healthy, active lives.
Participants must be active clients with the Arlington County Behavioral Healthcare Division, and must be referred internally.
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